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Did you know?

At an average leisurely pace, it would take you just 347 days to walk around the world

We all know the bad things about walking...

  • The weather can be unpredictable

  • It might be too far

But there are lots of good things too!

  • It's free!

    All you need are a comfy pair of shoes.

  • Burn calories

    At 4 mph for 30 minutes, you'll burn up to 150 calories!

  • Get fit

    Believe it or not, walking tones the entire body!

  • Get healthy

    Strengthen your heart, boost your immune system and lower your risk of disease.

  • Get energised

    Walking boosts circulation and increases oxygen to all areas of the body, making you feel alert and focused.

  • Save time

    Often it's much quicker to beat the queue on foot.

  • Be Happy

    Exercise releases feel-good endorphins, making you feel happy and less stressed.

Westgate-on-Sea to Canterbury

One-way (2.8 miles / 4.5 km)

Comparison between...




Fuel = £1.20

+ parking



12 mins

53 mins


1.8 kg CO2

0 kg CO2

Calories burnt

0 kCal

575 kCal

Walking is the smartest option

It might not be as fast, but it's healthier, and allows you to clear your mind.

Plan your journey

Quick Question

Would you walk to work once a week?
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